Greensboro, Winston Salem, and Beyond:
NC Triangle & Triad Wedding Venues
Every blade of grass has its Angel that
bends over it and whispers,
~ The Talmud
Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro:
Snipes Farm, Chapel Hill
919-918-2544, Celia O'Brien
919-968-8500, Scottie Bonds
919-969-2152, Michelle Holloway
919-843-8188, Michele B. Leighton
Durham and Bahama:
Hilton, Durham, near Duke University
Spruce Pine Lodge, Bahama
919-564-2909, Sarah Huggins
919-383-1591 x239, John Sluck
919-433-4276, Whitney Murphy
919-530-8380, Michelle Aldred
919-489-6565, Chad Pisaneschi
919-465-1910, Mercedes Hottle McGinthy
919-682-6360, Sarah H. Adams
919-956-9404, Louise LeClaire
919-560-2787, Amanda Lee Anderson
919-564-2909, Antwanne Best
Raleigh, RTP, Morrisville, Cary, and Apex:
Delightful Inspirations, Raleigh
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Cary
CMC Hotels, Cary
919-857-4361, 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh
919-854-9543, 5511 Avent Ferry Road, Anne Casper
919-467-1944, Brenda Steen
919-571-8773, Carrie Pochino
919-821-4579 x320, Gina Martinez
919-469-8777, Diane Cunningham
919-380-7135, Jill Winkler
919-474-0203, Danielle Frier
919-840-0042, Robin Warzywak
919-876-5605, Clare Matthews
919-846-9667, Cheree M. Brown
919-256-1430, Jennifer Batts
919-781-6868, Ruhiyyih 'Ru' Walters
919-515-0553, Wendy Dorman
919-834-8829, Shelly Rhem
919-467-0146, x231, Allison Vidana
919-459-3212, Sarah Morris
919-872-2100, x104, Marc Debagian
919-833-1120, Katherine Sholtis
919-582-2871, Heather Bradley
800-423-2672 or 910-617-2271
919-732-3282, Mary G. Bacon
434-517-7002, Rhonda Van der Schlagt
Northern Orange, Alamance & VA:
Ayr Mount, Hillsborough
St. Mary's Chapel, N. Orange County
Wake Forest, Garner, etc:
Laurel Ridge B and B, Siler City
919-426-7096, Nancy Riggle
919-880-7817, Renee Cloud
919-570-0087, Beth Jarvah
As a UU minister, wedding minister, wedding officiant, and wedding celebrant Rev. Robin Renteria primarily serves the NC Triangle: Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham, and Alamance counties and the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Raleigh, Hillsborough, Cary, Mebane, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Apex, Bahama, Burlington, and Efland.
There are lots of great local wedding venues. As a wedding minister and wedding officiant, Rev. Robin Renteria has officiated at almost all of those listed.
A List of Churches That Allow Non-Members to Rent Their Facilities
Restored 19th century church/chapel that has facilities for the reception in a modern room downstairs. Small lovingly restored chapel in the downtown Raleigh park that is owned by the city of Raleigh. Seating is limited. Reception would need to be offsite.
St. Mary's School Chapel 919-424-4000 just north of Hillsborough in Orange County off St. Mary's Road. This tiny chapel seats perhaps 20 people and is a charming out of the way venue.
Unitarian Universalist Congregations:
UU Congregation of Hillsborough, Old NC 10 Rd. Lovely natural lighting. A wooded setting. One large room to hold both the ceremony and the reception for max. 100 to 120 people. Possible to rent the kitchen, too. PEACE Fellowship - 4104 Watkins Rd, Raleigh. One large room that is a lovely sanctuary for a small to mid-size wedding and converts for the reception. Possible to rent the kitchen, too.
Many other churches are amenable to renting space to outside interests. It is customary and a courtesy to get permission from the church's minister or from the Board of Directors or Trustees of the congregation when you would like a minister other than the congregation's chosen minister to officiate the ceremony
A List of Low Cost Local Venues for Very Small Weddings
Rev. Robin Renteria is often asked to officiate elopement ceremonies for groups of 12 or less people. Couples often want a site that is low cost and outdoors because they only want to use if for a half hour and will then go to a local restaurant. The list below is compiled of sites and ideas that she has used in the past. There are many others that can be found. Let this spark your own ideas.
State and Local Parks and Buildings Owned by the state or city. Some of these have shelters you can rent also.
Umstead Park - Raleigh Eno River State Park - Durham Occaneechee State Park - Hillsborough Duke Forest Lands Yates Mill Pond - Raleigh Spruce Pine Lodge - Bahama J.C. Raulston Arboretum - Raleigh Mordecai Historical Park - Raleigh The Old Well, UNC Campus NC Botannical Garden - Chapel Hill
Carroll E. Joyner Park - Wake Forest
Jordan Lake State Park - The Ebenezer Church Road Shelter is a great space with a water view.
Community Clubhouses, green spaces, or playgrounds. Five Oaks Clubhouse in Durham is an example of a great venue with kitchen facilities and great parking. Rev. Robin Renteria has officiated at lots of small ceremonies in subdivision greenways or near subdivision ponds. If you have a friend who lives in the subdivision ask them to sponsor you. She has even officiated at playgrounds in local small neighborhood parks. Locals love the wonderful energy of the wedding.
Office Complex Greenspaces or Atriums. An example is in Durham by the office park next to the Doubletree Inn. It has a beautiful fountain and pond.
Local Churches - the churches, like those listed above, can offer wonderful facilities for much below the standard commericial rental fees.
Meeting Spaces - Rev. Robin Renteria recently officiated a ceremony at a lovely meeting room in the N.C. Zoo because the mother of the bride worked there.
Private Homes - We're blessed to have lots of green around so people have lovely gardens. Rev. Robin Renteria is sure that many people would love to show them off.
And more..... this list will be continually growing as she discover new venues. If you find one, let Rev. Robin Renteria know!
Reverend Robin Renteria, Ph.D.
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Reverend Robin Renteria, (919) 818-6362, Hillsborough, NC
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and nearby
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